The speaker for this year’s lecture is the renowned author and pianist Paul Roberts. There will also be a musical discussion between Haochen Zhang and the producer of the Helsingborg Piano Festival Per Nyrén. Both events will be held in English.
As in the last years, the festival’s first-class lunch concerts will be free of charge. This year, the pianists will be rising stars Anaîs Cassiers, Sebastian Ivonen, Astri Aareskjold, Samuel Eriksson, Pontus Carron and Nikita Khnykin. The Saturday’s improvisational concert will feature Finnish pianist Iiro Rantala
The 2019 public Master Class will be led by Haochen Zhang, Paul Roberts and Rena Shereshevska, a professor who teaches at the distinguished institutions Alfred Cortot Superior and Ruel Malmaison i Paris. The Helsingborg Festival 2019 again promises to be an intimate and finely curated Jazz Festival.
"Culture includes not only culture and arts, but also the way of life and system of values. In this sense culture becomes the major power for intellectual renewal and human perfection." (European Council Report on European Cultural Policy)